Festival Internacional de Cine CINESPACIO ()

CINESPACIO - International Film Festival


09 Aug 2019
Call for entries

30 Aug 2019
Festival closed

02 Oct 2019
Notification date

25 Oct 2019
27 Oct 2019


Calle 13 No 100-00 Edf. Comunicación Social - Universidad del Valle,  76001, Cali, Valle del Cauca, Colombia

Festival description
Short film festival >1' 25'<

Festival requirements
 Film festival
 Music Video
 Any Genre
 Does NOT have submission fees
 International Festival
 Physical Location
 January 2018
 Production countries: Any
 Shooting countries: Any
 Director nationalities: Any
 Debut Films 
 School projects 
 Short Films  >1' 25'<
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Festival start: 25 October 2019      Festival end: 27 October 2019

From CINESPACIO we want to focus this edition of the festival on those works that have focused on the migratory conditions and their relationship with audiovisual forms of production. In a world where borders are constantly built and imaginary lines are drawn to violate identities - as well as create them -, it is necessary for the audiovisual sector to think about his role in the modes of implementation and in the themes represented.

We propose to interpret the border as a space where transnational identities are born and get in conflict; a space where new networks and emotional communities are generated and are in perpetual movement; a space where they face the challenges of individual recognition and community belonging. If the border is what delimits who we are, crossing borders involves, then, the challenge of being someone else and knowing how to be someone else through rapprochement and touch, bearing in mind that the content at the borders, being touched by the external, will not be the same again.

On this edition, CINESPACIO decided to assume himself as a 'non-competitive' festival. We are a university film festival that works from the self-management of our own activities, so we can't offer to our potential winners any kind of remuneration. However, we also see this as an opportunity to create new dynamics and ways to make film festivals, considering the formation of audiences and the promotion of love for this art as the main thing.

On the other hand, for the category 'Best Written Essay' the text chosen by the jury will be published in a film critics magazine of national scope. Soon we will be announcing on our website and official networks what is the choosen one,



1. Audiovisual productions:

1.1. The V International Film Festival - Cinespacio will take place from October 25 to 27, 2019. The current call is effective from August 09 to 30 2019.

1.2. The call is open to short films in the following categories: fiction, documentary and experimental.

1.3. All productions must have been completed after January 1, 2018.

1.4. The productions can only be short films of maximum 25 minutes in length.

1.5. The following will not be accepted:

a. Advertising works, institutional videos, news reports or short films that violate Colombian exhibition law.

b. Films of Colombian or foreign natural or juridical persons who are in a judicial process, whereby the appropriateness of their resources, their representatives, administrators, managers and / or shareholders is questioned.

c. Projects that have an economic, artistic, authorial or technical participation of a member of CINESPACIO or the Evaluation Committee, or any person who has a relation with the festival, such as: permanent spouse or partner, or relatives up to the second degree of consanguinity , second of affinity and unique civil.

d. Movies of some member of CINESPACIO.

e. Projects of the members of the Evaluation Committee.

f. Projects of the spouse or permanent partner or relatives of the members of the Evaluation Committee, up to the second-degree of consanguinity, second of affinity and only civil.

g. Audiovisuals of natural persons or representatives, administrators or shareholders of legal entities that have or have had interference in the process of elaboration of the bases, selection of members of the evaluation committees or organization of the call.

h .Works that have participated in previous versions of the Festival will not be accepted.

1.6. There is no limit on the number of films that can be registered by the same producer or producing entity, as long as it complies with the terms of this call.

1.7. The program of the CINESPACIO Festival is composed of several non-competitive sections. Selected and scheduled films will be included in the section deemed appropriate by the Curatorial Committee.

1.8. Registration of films for the Festival is free. The director who holds the rights must fill out the Registration Form available on the Festival website before August 30, 2019.

1.9. The registration of the film will not be considered valid if the Festhome registration form and the Registration Form are not fulfilled, and if the link of the viewing copy is not received on the stipulated dates . Films must have been registered online before August 30, 2019, without exception. The Curatorial Committee is not obliged to watch films registered outside the terms agreed in this regulation.

1.10. The festival will not pay screeningfees to the films directors.

1.11. If we do not receive the trailer of the film, the Festival may use fragments of it for promotional purposes, which do not exceed 10% of the total duration of the work. If the fragments were not available by the producer of the film, the Festival may copy one or more fragments of the film to be used for promotional purposes during the Festival.

1.12. In order to disseminate the program and each of the selected films, the Festival may use digital photos and film clips (less than 3 minutes) on its website.

1.13. The planning of the dates and time schedule of each film are decided by the Festival Organization and they are subject to changes. It will be duly informed through our own medias.

1.14. Registration at the Festival implies acceptance of these regulations. Any conflict (of organization or operation) not provided in these regulations will be resolved by the Festival Organization.

1.15. The pieces that do not meet the requirements and the required documentation will be excluded from the selection process.

2. Written essay

2.1. The call for the best written essay in the V International Film Festival-CINESPACIO will be effective from August 09 to 30, 2019.

2.2. The topic of the essay is determined by the theme of the festival: Migrations, diasporas and narratives in transit.

2.3. The writing should range from 3500 to 7000 words.

2.4. Only one (1) essay can be sent per person.

2.5. The delivery format must be in .docx or .pdf. with the following specifications: Source: Arial, Size: 12, Line spacing: 1.5. At the top or bottom of the text the author must specify his full name.

2.6. The writing must be accompanied by an abstract that should have a maximum length of 350 words.

2.7. To make the registration effective, the applicant must fill out the registration form: https://forms.gle/BVPVdwwvMMhTHHGSA

2.8. The paper submitted by the applicant must be of their own authorship, unpublished and it can't be published in magazines or platforms of criticism and film analysis at national and international level.

2.9. It will not be accepted:

a. Writings that have any economic, artistic, author or technical participation of any member of CINESPACIO or the Evaluation Committee; or anyone who has a relationship with the festival members like this: spouse or permanent partner, or relatives up to the second degree of inbreeding, second of affinity and single civilian.

b. Writings of any CINESPACIO members or the Evaluation Committee.

c. Writings from the spouse, permanent partner or relatives of the Evaluator Committee members up to the second degree of inbreeding, second of affinity and single civilian.

d. Writings that are not about the theme of the festival.

e. Writings that do not comply with the stipulated word limit, the established delivery format and/or the complete diligence of the registration form.

f. Writings whose authorship is not of the inscribed person and/or published on some critical platform and film analysis at national and international level.

3. File Transfer System:

3.1. The film must be at a minimum resolution of 720p and maximum resolution of 1080p, in MP4 format and H2.64 codec.

3.2. In addition, the participant must attach the following files:

a. Three (3) high-resolution promotional images of the contestant piece, plus the trailer link of the film in high resolution.

b. Scanning of the script record or the application for the registration of the script, issued by the National Copyright Directorate (not mandatory).

c. Scanning of the contestant's ID.

d. Official synopsis of the film (max.120 words), biography and filmography of the director.

e. Technical and artistic credits list fully completed.

f. Registration form fully completed.

g. Those films whose source language is not Spanish must include their respective subtitles. Otherwise, the work will be automatically disqualified.

IMPORTANT. By participating in this competition, use of the work and its images to the disclosure and publication in print and / or digital is authorized by the Festival. The rights of files sent remain the property of the author.
Also, it agrees to assign the rights of exhibition of audiovisual works for screening at the Festival dates CINESPACIO CORP. The selected pieces will come to be part of the Festival’s Video Library and CINESPACIO CORP. may use them for future events of film distribution, organized by the same, always without any profit and with prior notice to the authors.



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